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No. 1 Duke Hosts No. 4 Virginia for Top-5 Showdown
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/19/2019
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THE GAME
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Virginia
When: Jan. 19 | 6:00 PM (ET)
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Watch Live: ESPN
Listen Live: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
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Leading Off

  • In a clash of the last two ACC champions, No. 1 Duke hosts No. 4 Virginia Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • With the Blue Devils ranked No. 1 in the AP poll and the Cavaliers No. 1 in the Coaches poll, the game is just the fourth No. 1 vs. No. 1 in NCAA history.
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium is hosting its 16th top five vs. top five game and 50th top 10 vs. top 10 -- both figures are the most by any venue in college basketball history. Duke is 11-4 in top five games at Cameron and 38-11 in top 10 games.
  • Duke and Virginia are the only teams in the top five in both offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.
  • The game marks Duke’s sixth versus an AP top 15 opponent -- the most nationally this season, and the Blue Devils are 4-1 in those games. The first five were played away from home.
  • Zion Williamson broke Duke’s single-game freshman scoring record with 35 points in the Syracuse game. He is second in the ACC in scoring (21.2) and is the nation’s only player averaging 20+ points and shooting .600+ from the field.
  • Freshman RJ Barrett continues to lead the ACC in scoring at 23.4 points per game -- 12th nationally and third among NCAA freshmen. He scored 32 last Saturday at FSU.
  • Barrett and Williamson are the only pair of teammates in the NCAA each averaging 20+ points per game.
  • Junior Javin DeLaurier has made 19 consecutive field goals -- one shy of tying the ACC record set by Duke’s Alaa Abdelnaby during the 1988-89 season (20).

Duke vs. Virginia
Duke leads the all-time series, 119-51, and has won three of the last four. The Blue Devils lead the series, 52-9, at Cameron Indoor Stadium...Saturday’s game marks the second consecutive season, and third in the all-time series, that Duke and Virginia are meeting with each team ranked in the AP top five...No. 4 Duke defeated No. 2 Virginia, 69-63, in Charlottesville on January 31, 2015, and No. 2 Virginia beat No. 4 Duke, 65-63, in Cameron last season (January 27).


No.1 vs. No.1
With Duke ranked No. 1 in the AP poll and Virginia ranked No. 1 in the Coaches poll, Saturday’s game is just the fourth No. 1 vs. No. 1 in NCAA history...The last was a classic three-overtime affair between Kansas (AP) and Oklahoma (Coaches) at Allen Fieldhouse, with the Jayhawks winning 109-106, despite 46 points from OU’s Buddy Hield on January 4, 2016...Ohio State (Coaches) beat Wisconsin (AP), 49-48, on January 25, 2007 in Columbus...Cal (AP) defeated Cincinnati (Coaches), 77-69, in the NCAA National Semifinals on March 18, 1960 in San Francisco.


Top 25 Success
Saturday’s game versus No. 4 Virginia is Duke’s NCAA-leading sixth versus an AP top 15 opponent -- each of the first five have come away from Cameron Indoor Stadium...The Blue Devils are 4-1 versus ranked opponents this season -- each has been ranked 13th or better, including an 80-78 win at No. 13 Florida State last Saturday...Marquette, Pitt and Texas have each played four versus AP top 15 teams. No other team has played more than three...Duke and Kansas remain the only programs this season with multiple wins over AP top 10 teams.


Top 5 vs. Top 5 at Cameron Indoor 
Saturday’s game marks the 16th match-up in the history of Cameron Indoor Stadium between a pair of teams each ranked among the AP top five...The Blue Devils are 11-4 in those game (9-3 under Coach K)...Cameron Indoor has hosted more AP top five games in the regular than any arena in college basketball history...The game is also the 50th between AP top 10 ranked teams at Cameron Indoor -- also the most in college basketball history. The Blue Devils are 38-11 in the previous 49 AP top 10 games at Cameron.

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